MAR 2 Blogger Crazy Crawfish brings us up to date on the way that some school systems across the state are dealing with parents and kids who try to opt-out of standardized testing. It ain't pretty - but given the absolute obsession with tests that permeates the "reform" movement, that's not a surprise, is it?
MAR 2 Here's an interesting one from Stephanie Grace, in which she examines how David Vitter could influence Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign. Vitter can only benefit from taking shots at Jindal in his run for governor, Grace says, and that's going to follow Bobby around as he's claiming what a great job he's done.
MAR 2 Cyril Vetter pens this guest post on Bob Mann's blog about Bobby Jindal, the state of our state, and taxes. For all his Ivy League wonk hype, Bobby Jindal "reeks of 1950s Donaldsonville," Vetter writes. It's a must-read.
MAR 2 Blogger Tom Aswell is a busy bee in this post. He has assembled a laundry list here of Bobby Jindal's failures - just in case you forgot any of them - and he's taken aim at Rolfe McCollister, publisher of the Baton Rouge Business Report and a shameless (and clueless?) Jindal cheerleader. He's also telling us about a ranking that probably will never appear in the pages of Rolfe's paper.
MAR 2 Bobby Jindal says he's praying about whether or not he'll run for President, but possibly God is trying to tell him something. This post on the Picayune outlines the results of a recent CPAC poll, and Jindal's not even breaking 1 percent. He's trailing 11 others, with Rand Paul leading the pack (again). Could it be that he destroyed our state for nothing?
MAR 2 This (racy) post on the Red Shtick pokes fun at a recent article in another Baton Rouge based mag about the top six "catches" in the Capital City. Be warned, it's not for the easily offended, but then some might find the original, meat-market type of article, offensive as well.
FEB 27 Here's a post in the National Journal that is interesting in that it is about an issue largely viewed as the elephant in the room - as long as the room is in Louisiana. It's old news (here) that David Vitter and Bobby Jindal really, really, REALLY don't like each other - but why? It's an interesting analysis, possibly accurate, possibly not, but definitely worth a read.
FEB 27 This story on The Red Shtick, Louisiana's own satire site, takes on the 'Obama doesn't love America' ridiculousness. As usual, it's very funny because it rolls so close to the truth.
FEB 27 Jim Brown is blogging about religion and politics this week. He talks about prayer rallies and the dangers of rewarding politicians who chose sides in the religion arena, and he quotes the Bible. The verse he refers to clearly was never studied by any host of a televised prayer rally.
FEB 10 So, blogger CB Forgotston has waded into protraitgate, and the debate over white Bobby Jindal/brown Bobby Jindal. It's really a visual comment he's making, so we won't spoil it -- just go look.